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RE: Hidden Gems (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: elizpiz on 07.20.2009 at 09:39 pm in Kitchens Forum

So many great ones here!

- Like Sweeby, I love our electrical outlet under the island. Ours is under the overhang and is perfect for keeping our laptops charged when we're hanging out working, checking emails, surfing GW, etc!

- The "custom" shelf our cabinet maker built for our Magic Corner units. I really wanted a super susan but the layout wouldn't allow for a full one, and it really bugged me that the Magic Corner units didn't use the corner space fully. The solution he came up with was to build us a custom wooden shelf for each corner that is wider and deeper. Fits lots more stuff and I'm sure he has used this with other clients.



- Our all fridge and separate freezer drawers. Perfect size for the two of us (full fridge and freezer in basement for entertaining)

- Our extra cookbook shelf built into the top of one of our pantries

...more cookbooks!

- Our under the stairs drawers for shoes and boots


- How the woman who hand painted our cabinets also painted our freezer drawer grill so that it perfectly blends...
Integrated freezer drawers

- And how Trixie's eyes match the new cabinetry! (couldn't resist this one :-)
trixie matches the cabinets



great ideas!
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RE: Hidden Gems (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: jodi_in_so_calif on 07.16.2009 at 11:13 am in Kitchens Forum

Being only 5'1", I love having my step stool handy in a toe kick drawer.



toe kick drawer!
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RE: Any opinions on sliding baskets for onions/potatoes (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: melinrk on 05.06.2010 at 11:46 am in Kitchens Forum

I have the exact same thing as you are describing.

I had my island custom made (1/3 of the price of going with my cabinet company), so I was able to choose all my stuff. We originally thought we wanted the big baskets, but realized they were enormous and went with the smaller ones. Sorry, I don't know the dimensions. They easily fit a 5 pound bad of potatoes, with room to spare. I find they keep both the potatoes and onions very fresh, so I don't really have any waste.

We have the baskets accessable from both sides of the island. Although I never really use it from the fridge side (always from the sink side), it looks great.

Here are some pics:
Drawers Open


like the tin ceiling backsplash....
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